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RESEARCH: HAIL REPORTS
Around the world hail observations are generally sparse, and Switzerland is, unfortunately, no exception. With a specific reporting function integrated within the MeteoSwiss smart phone App, you can help improve these hail observations, which are at the very basis for any research on this topic and hail warnings. In the App, you may report hail of different sizes, indicating the location, either at the time you observe it, or later. There is also the possibility to report thunderstorms without any hail.
Take a look at the blog posts by MeteoSwiss, which explain the reporting function in more detail and with some images:
German: Gemeinsam den Hagel erforschen (posted on 28 June 2017)
French: Scrutons la grêle ensemble (posted on 28 June 2017)
Italian: Periodo estivo – periodo di grandine (posted on 30 June 2017)
The Climate Impacts Group and the Mobiliar Lab of the University of Bern, among which are researchers working with these reports, greatly appreciate your contribution to hail research!
CONFERENCE NEWS: EMS & ECAC 2016
Andrey Martynov and Simona Trefalt of the Climate Impacts Group had talks at this year's EMS annual meeting and ECAC in Trieste, Italy. Erica Madonna, a former group member, also presented a poster of work carried out at the University of Bern.
CONFERENCE NEWS: EGU 2016
Among the 4,863 oral, 10,320 poster, and 947 PICO presentations at this years' EGU General Assembly from 17-22 April (source: www.egu2016.com) there were also contributions from the Climate Impact Group. Sina Lenggenhager, Andrey Martynov, Pascal Noti and Matthias Röthlisberger presented their current work in oral and poster presentations.
These are the latest published or accepted publications with lead- or co-authors from within our group:
M. Roethlisberger, O. Martius and H. Wernli. An Algorithm for Identifying the Initiation of Synoptic-Scale Rossby Waves on PV Waveguides (accepted)
P. Giannakaki and O. Martius (2015). Synoptic-Scale Flow Structures Associated with Extreme Precipitation Events in Northern Switzerland
Y. Barton, P. Giannakaki, H. von Waldow, C. Chevalier, S. Pfahl and O. Martius (2015). Clustering of Regional-Scale Extreme Precepitation Events in Southern Switzerland
These are the recently published publications with lead- or co-authors from within our group:
C. Welker and O. Martius (2015). Large-scale atmospheric flow conditions and sea surface temperatures associated with hazardous winds in Switzerland
O. Martius et al. (2015). Conference Report 1st European Hail Workshop
P. Froidevaux et al. (2015). Flood Tiggering in Switzerland: The Role of Daily to Monthly Preceding Precipitation
M. Jaques-Coper et al. (2015). Summer Heat Waves in Southeastern Patagonia: An Analysis of the Intraseasonal Timescale
CONFERENCE NEWS: ECSS
The 8th European Conference on Severe Storms will take place in Wiener Neustadt, Austria from 14-18 September 2015. Andrey Martynov and Simona Trefalt will present current work.
Abstract talk S.Trefalt, O.Martius, A.Hering, U.Germann
Abstract poster S.Schemm, L.Nisi, A.Martynov, O.Martius - presented by Andrey Martynov
CONFERENCE NEWS: SWISS CLIMATE SUMMER SCHOOL
The 14th International Swiss Climate Summer School will take place from 23-28 August 2015 in Ascona, Switzerland. This year's topic is 'Extreme Events and Climate".
Several members of the Climate Impacts group, namely Sina Lenggenhager, Matthias Roethlisberger and Simona Trefalt will attend the Summer School and present posters on their projects to the attendees and invited speakers.
CONFERENCE NEWS: PANDOWAE
Several members of the Climate Impact group gave poster presentations at the PANDOWAE final symposium. Find more information here: PANDOWAE final Symposium.
In Zusammenarbeit mit der Mobiliar und MeteoSchweiz wurde ein Video realisiert, in dem die Hagelforschung in der Gruppe für Klimafolgen kontextualisiert wird. Das Video, auf Schweizerdeutsch, findet man hier.
You are cordially invited to the inaugural lecture „Extreme weather in Switzerland - processes and climatologies“ by Prof. Dr. Olivia Romppainen-Martius, head of the Climate Impacts Group.
At the same event, Prof. Dr. Roland Zech, Biochemistry and Paleo Climate, will also hold his inaugural lecture entitled „Ice Age Siberia - Climate, landscape and carbon sequestration“.
When: Wednesday 27 May 2015 from 5:15-6:15pm
Where: University of Bern, Institute of Geography, Hallerstrasse 12, Room 001 (ground floor)